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Old 01-18-2008, 03:54 PM
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Default This would be fun to own...

But a total PITA for those of us that are less than skilled at fixing and repairing stuff should anything break - but for $15K you'd have a one of a kind, albeit incomplete, 80

FZJ80 with 6 speed and orion

Links to the build up threads - Over 3 years he has been working on this

Rebuild of the engine

Taco 6-speed + orion
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:35 PM
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Wow, neet project! Is a tacoma tranny burly enough to hold up under a Landcruiser for long term use?
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:53 PM
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Cool project.
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:23 PM
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Figure I'd throw some info up for some of our ADD folks - some probably have not desire to read through 8+ pages from MUD

I don't even want to think about how much $$ this guy has into this project


Needs completion. $15k firm takes it home....

What more needs to be done?

The basic list...

Install radiator and modify support.
Complete the cable shift.
Possibly adjust clutch pedal ratio.
Finalize exhaust which includes installing O2 sensor bungs.
Bolt in fornt driveshaft.
probably a dozen or so smaller items

Here's a quick rundown of the hi-po stuff....

Completely rebuilt hi-po 4.6, never started.
dual 2.25" exhaust
New Tacoma 6 speed trans with nearly new spare
Orion t-case.
Cv front shaft.
New Poly axles and Longfields
4.88 gears w/ factory lockers
New 37" MT Claws on steel wheels
Custom Superwinch Husky
Dual Koni shocks front and rear
More new and rebuilt systems than I can think of, hoses, wires, plugs, bearings.

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'97 LX450 - aka "The Whale"
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:30 PM
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'97 LX450 - aka "The Whale"
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
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Put on retainer and just do it!!
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I wish I had 15k to through at it, it would be a killer truck. There would be some electronic stuff as well to do. Brain has done a major project and I really hate to see him not start and drive it. Any how I a sure he has a good reason.
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that flywheel is a work of art...
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I wish I had 15k to through at it, it would be a killer truck. There would be some electronic stuff as well to do. Brain has done a major project and I really hate to see him not start and drive it. Any how I a sure he has a good reason.
Robbie
I agree! Brian has been a pioneer for figuring out what fits what in this endevour! If I could justify the cash outlay I would snag this truck up in a second!
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Any how I a sure he has a good reason.
Robbie
I'm pretty sure they've got a bun in the oven that's almost done...

I'm sure it really hurts to give up a project like this!
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